Shah is currently the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Green Mobility Officer at Gentari, the PETRONAS spin-off entity offering clean energy solutions through its Renewables, Hydrogen and Green Mobility verticals.
He has served PETRONAS for 25 years, starting as a Process & Operations Engineer with PETRONAS Ammonia Sdn Bhd in August 1998. Shah has held various corporate portfolios within the Petrochemical Business Unit including business strategy, planning, and development.
Shah also served tenures in PETRONAS Australia Pty Ltd in Australia and Pacific Northwest LNG in Canada where he gained extensive international experience leading commercial, joint venture management and project integration functions.
He later headed the Downstream Digital unit, reporting to the Executive Vice President of Downstream, where he initiated innovation and digital transformation efforts that led to the introduction of SETEL and ROVR, PETRONAS’ first-ever incubated start-ups. From there, Shah moved on to lead innovation and agile transformation efforts at the PETRONAS Group-level, paving the way for several new growth verticals for PETRONAS.
In August 2021, Shah was appointed as PETRONAS’ Head of Corporate Strategic Planning. Shortly thereafter, he became Head of the Clean Energy Solutions Transition and was responsible for the creation and operationalisation of Gentari.
Shah is purpose-driven and passionate in being part of the movement to grow the company in the current energy transition landscape. He thrives in leading new, unfamiliar areas especially where the paths ahead are still uncharted. His strength is in creating high performing teams that are diverse and made up of similarly passionate and purpose-driven individuals. He has an empowering leadership style anchoring on customer-centricity, agile practices, and innovation approaches.
Shah graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester, United Kingdom in July 1998. He completed his INSEAD Management Development Program in July 2010